see MoshoeshoeMoshoeshoe
or Moshweshwe
, c.1786–1870, Sotho king. A remarkable leader, he was a superior military tactician and was able to unite several small groups into the Sotho nation. By the mid-1820s he ruled approximately 25,000 citizens.
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In a sketch of King Moshweshwe the First (Casalis 15) the king is portrayed holding a molamu.
The modianyewe (the hat of casting-down-a-case/taken to court for justice/cause of a quarrel) is the typical cone-shaped Basotho hat, which was designed to resemble the mountains where Moshweshwe the First lived when he defeated the various nations that were attacking the Basotho.
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Moshweshwe of Lesotho, although he is fair in pointing out that even Africa's military leaders like Samori Toure mixed their approaches.
To the north were many Tswana and Sotho groupings, with a major center of power at the court of Moshweshwe of the Sotho.
After visiting the court of Moshweshwe, he wrote to Buxton,